Speaking by telephone between surgical operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he works, Dr. Attar, 40, said he had flashbacks whenever he heard the wheels of a gurney.
“You feel like there’s a freight train running through your head,” he said of life in eastern Aleppo. “I have no other way of conveying the fear and horror and dread and despair of living there.”
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